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Lowrance vs Humminbird #13677261 08/23/20 01:00 AM
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Talking their respective flagship units. I've been a Lowrance user but the new Nitro pro package builds come fitted with birds. So....what do you love/hate about Lowrance (I'm currently using the older HDS Gen 3's) and for you bird guys what do you love/hate about them? Thanks!


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Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677271 08/23/20 01:14 AM
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I have gen 2 Lowrance units on my boat because I have used Lowrance units for over 30 years. In the past I liked the sonar on the Lowrance units better than the Humminbird units. It always looked sharper to me, but that was way back then. I think Humminbitrd has better images than the Lowrance units in today's market. The new Humminbird and Garmin units have amazing detail. Very sharp. If I was to do it all over I would choose Humminbird and Garmin.

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Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677294 08/23/20 01:32 AM
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Too many bad reviews on the newer Lowrance units going out and Lowrance not having great customer service...

Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677299 08/23/20 01:36 AM
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You are right, Lowrance customer service has been lacking for several years now.

Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677533 08/23/20 12:39 PM
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until Ii get my bird fixed, I will reserve judgement. Apparently the factory wiring on some boats does not meet up with hummingbird specs.

Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677541 08/23/20 12:47 PM
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Lowrance has more memory, hummingbirds are better with imaging, then there’s Livescope, nothing comes close to livescope

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I use birds and have Garmin on my pontoon dont count out Garmin.

Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: David Welcher] #13677653 08/23/20 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
Lowrance has more memory, hummingbirds are better with imaging, then there’s Livescope, nothing comes close to livescope


Livescope is pretty insane but 360 imaging will suit my needs and save me several bucks.


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Birds with mega are great in detail. If you can afford to get Garmin Livescope it is great. Lowrance has been lacking since they fired a great lady that worked there..


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Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677934 08/23/20 07:28 PM
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Neither.

Garmin... Let me know when you're Bird or Lowrance provdies navigation for land, air, and sea.


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Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13677943 08/23/20 07:36 PM
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I have both. Lowrance seems a bit faster


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Humminbird has some pretty amazing customer service


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Re: Lowrance vs Humminbird [Re: i-Fish] #13678161 08/23/20 11:26 PM
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Just move to Humminbird after running Lowrance for 30 years. Humminbird is better all the way around so far. Starts up faster, side scan and traditional 2D better. To me downscan a push or maybe a bit better on lowrance I was running Gen 3 touch unit on console and gen 2 unit up front on old boat. New boat is Helix gen 3 with mega chirp

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